Most Thais are likely not rich enough to afford to constantly eat meat and drive their asses around in a huge automobile like the fat, diseased, self entitled people in the Anglosphere and Western Europe. Since most Thais are eating mostly rice, other whole plant foods and often walk and do chores with less machine help, they cannot really become fat. Being fat is more a luxury
for the minority of rich, in so -called developing countries since most don't have the wealth to consume concentrated calories and avoid physical toil, so it is not something that is normative. However being fat is actually normative in the Western world. In the USA, especially if you are over 40 and not fat, you are pretty much a weirdo anomaly.
Yes it is hard to physiologically maintain low-carb because it is form of macronutrient starvation, it makes you sick, and counting calories is impossible and frustrating. But it involves developing no additional knowledge when it comes to shopping or cooking. Just go to any drive-thru, order any burger you normally would and toss out the evil bun. That is what makes it seem so attractive in theory.
Did you even bother to watch the video? Almost every fad low-carb guru is fat! Vegans are not dumb enough as the Western mainstream, to actually make fat vegans who eat junk like deep fried potato chips and soda into health authorities. But meat eaters are so addicted to meat they think fat Loren Cordain(
inventor of Paleo fad) constantly losing and gaining weight, and fat Robert Atkins have some magic forumula. According to the medical examiner's report
, Atkins who died quite early at 72 had a history of "myocardial infarction, "CHF" for congestive heart failure, and "HTN" for hypertension" and died an obese 258 pounds at a height of six feet!
I just feel sorry for all the desperate meat-addicts who only want to hear what they want to hear like all addicts. Did you even watch the video? It is clear that most low-carb fad diet promoters are actually fat and battle obesity their whole life. Yet all those promoting a whole foods, plant diet were not obese, because it actually takes great effort to get fat on that diet due to the lesser calorie density. You would have to do something silly like eat all nut butters or all vegan junk food, which is not what they advocate or follow themselves, hence they are not fat.
Loren Cordain, as fat as a caveman:
Millions of foolish meat addicts follow the diet advice that made him fat.